At International School Mainfranken (ISM) near Schweinfurt, inquiry-based learning within a cross-cultural school community fosters flexible thinking and supports the individual growth of each pupil through globally recognised qualifications. The private school was initially founded as a primary school in 2006 through an initiative started by a group of committed parents. Today, ISM offers quality education with an international perspective for years one to 12. Creative, social and academic support for each pupil is of Special concern at the ISM to help students develop into well-rounded global citizens. Lots of project-based learning in small Groups eventually leads to the IGCSE or the renowned International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma in grades ten and 12 respectively. The qualifications can be recognised as the corresponding national German diplomas of Abitur (after year 12) or Mittlere Reife (after year ten).